3 steps to cleaning grout
If you have tile or stone in your home, chances are you have grout and it can be dirty.
Cleaning it can restore some of the color and for sure make it cleaner.
- Use the right cleaning products. For grout cleaning you can use a lot of different cleaners. Consider using products like concentrated dish soap and warm water, a degreasing cleaner and warm water, a powdered cleaner with an Oxy-additive. Remember to use gloves when using a cleaner to keep your hands safe.
- After you decide on the cleaner you can either use small stiff bristled nylon hand scrubbing brushes or a nylon scrubbing brush on the end of a cordless drill.
- Apply the cleaner and scrub for several minutes and then let stand for 10-15 minutes. Scrub again and then rinse with clean water. This should give you the best results.
If you loosen some of the grout during the cleaning don’t worry you can touch those areas up with a little grout using your finger to press into place and then wipe the tile or stone down with a wet sponge so the grout does not stick to the tiles.
Note: If your grout is white or was white restoring it to its original color and brightness might be tough, especially on floors.